Become a Master Naturalist – Applications for the 2019 Spring Class are being accepted


When:  Tuesday, November 13, 7-8:30 PM
Where: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, 10056 Marsh Ln., Ste. 101-B, Dallas 75229

The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program began accepting applications on October 1, 2018, for its 2018 class. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems. In return, Master Naturalists provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, citizen science, and demonstration projects, while pursuing advanced training in areas of their special interests.

The initial training includes 40 hours of classroom sessions plus field trips to learn about Texas’ natural resources. Training begins February 5, 2019 and continues each Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. through April 30, 2019.

An Open House will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 101B, Dallas. Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program.

Applications can be obtained at and will be accepted from October 1 through November 30, 2018. Class size is limited.

Priority is given to applicants with a strong interest in performing volunteer service.

More information about our chapter and our volunteer projects can be found on this website.

Jim’s This & That: October 2018

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JIM’S THIS & THAT: October 2018 I acknowledge the commonplace in my life and my surroundings. I have been letting life grow dingy on my sleeve. Often it is easy to take all things for granted. This I do with my friends; often also with the joys that are inherent in much of my living; also with the blessings and graces of life without which much of living would be utterly beyond the springs of my endurance. I acknowledge the commonplace in my life and my surroundings. (Howard… Read More →

October General Meeting: City of Dallas “One Water” Program & the Future of the Trinity Watershed

October Program: City of Dallas “One Water” Program & the future of the Trinity Watershed

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Location: Brookhaven College

Please join us for a presentation by Terry Lowery and Sarah Standifer of the City of Dallas who will give us an overview of the City’s “One Water” and the future management of creeks, channels, and the Trinity River in Dallas.  As the Trinity River is an important part of the NTMN programs this informative session will provide us information we can all use.

Because we anticipate a lot of questions please, feel free to submit your questions in advance to

Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) will serve as the City’s “One Water” system for all water-related activities. Thus, allowing the City to manage watersheds, water resources, and water facilities in an environmentally, economically, and socially beneficial manner. By consolidating storm water drainage, water supply, and wastewater utilities, Dallas will better align itself with national standards and take a holistic approach to planning, operating, and anticipating future needs for its water system. Functions related to environmental inspection activities will be absorbed by the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability.

6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for August is:
Brookhaven College
Miles Building Room H-125
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!

Jim’s This & That September 2018

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JIM’S THIS & THAT: September 2018 We survived another Texas summer…and this one was pretty miserable. With cooler weather around the corner, some great activities are heating up. Check ‘em out. Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blessed, but the seeds of all things are blessed. The blessing is in the seed. (Muriel Rukeyser, 1913 – 1980) *** Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations… Read More →